Tuesday, September 25, 2012
SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW "Santerra's Sin" by Donna Kauffman
Diego Santerra is a operative in a super secret government covert op organization known as Dell's Dirty Dozen. Santerra is tasked with the security of his boss' daughter while he testifies against a major Miami kingpin. The need for secrecy is high because she thinks her father is dead. Blue Delgado is a bar owner in a small town in New Mexico. She is a smart, spunky, wounded, sharp shooter who rides a Harley. As a reader, you can imagine the possibilities with this story.
This book has great promise. The problem is that it falls flat in the execution. Some of the dialogue becomes a little too cheesy for the characters.
"This is only the beginning, Blue. I promise you I'll work hard at being your husband as I've ever done anything else. I love you."
For a man who has only recently discovered that he had a heart, willing to dream of a future, and see himself as more than just an assassin, this type of statement does not ring true. Where did he find these words?
IN A NUTSHELL:
Overall the story is good, although it lacks edginess. If you would like a nice, easy, escapist read and don't mind the cheese, this book might be for you.
This book was provided courtesy of Netgalley.